Image mosaic with relaxed motion
Abbreviated Journal Title
Signal Image Video Process.
Image mosaic; Relaxed motion; Block matching algorithm; Low contrast; filter; TV - L-1 model; Angle invariance; Rotation invariance; MINIMIZATION; REGISTRATION; ALGORITHMS; FEATURES; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Imaging Science & Photographic; Technology
We propose a novel method to stitch images with relatively large roll or pitch called relaxed motion, which defies most existing mosaic algorithms. Our approach adopts a multi-resolution strategy, which combines the merits of both feature-based and intensity-based methods. The main contribution is a robust motion estimation procedure which integrates an adaptive multi-scale block matching algorithm called TV-BMA, a low contrast filter and a RANSAC motion rectification to jointly refine motion and feature matches. Based on TV - L (1) model, the proposed TV-BMA works on the coarsest layer to find a robust initial displacement field as the initial motion for source images. This motion estimation method can generate robust correspondences for further processing. In the subsequent camera calibration step, we also present two stable methods to estimate the camera matrix. To estimate the focal length, we combine the golden section search and the simplex method based on the angle invariance of feature vectors; to estimate the rotation matrix, we introduce a subspace trust region method, which matches features based on the rotation invariance. Extensive experiments show that our approach leads to improved accuracy and robustness for stitching images with relaxed motion.
Signal Image and Video Processing
"Image mosaic with relaxed motion" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2612.